Laundry Safety Campaign
Liquid laundry detergent packets (also referred to as laundry pods or pacs) have become widely available over the past several years — millions of consumers have found these packets to be a safe, easy and convenient way to get their laundry done efficiently and effectively. However, it’s important to remember these packets contain highly concentrated detergent which require parents and caregivers to use the same precautions as other household cleaning products when it comes to safely using, handling and storing.
It is vital for parents and caregivers to keep liquid laundry packets away from children to help prevent the risk of serious injury from ingestion or exposure to eyes.
Education and awareness can help prevent these injuries, especially when it comes to properly using the packets and securing them safely and securely. Keep the following safety reminders top of mind:
- Do not let children handle laundry packets
- Do not puncture or pull packets apart
- Store out of child's sight and reach
- Keep the packet’s package closed and in a dry place
- Packets quickly dissolve upon contact with water, wet hands, or saliva so it is necessary to keep them dry
Education is the KEY to injury prevention. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is committed to raising awareness and education around laundry packet safety and that we all play a role in helping prevent these exposures from occurring. Please read on to learn about our safety efforts and how you can join us in our mission!